Self-talk is not optional. It's something you do every day all day long. The only question is whether your self-talk is positive or negative, whether it makes your life better or worse. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. You don't have to accept the self-talk programmed into your mind by other people . You can make your self-talk into anything you want. Your ancient self-talk is a blast from the past and is all about where you have been. Your new self-talk is about where you are going. Make sure your self-talk is positive so that it takes you where you want to go.
HOW TO CREATE AND USE POSITIVE SELF-TALK
1. BE SPECIFIC
The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, so be specific in the focus of your self-talk. State specifically what you want to expand into your life.
You can't go to a destination that you don't have, and you can't hit a target that you can't see. Name your exact destination and state your specific target in order to achieve the desired result. No matter how fast you run, if it is in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams. Make sure you are running in the right direction.
2. BE POSITIVE
The focus of your mind expands into your life. If you want to have a positive life, you must focus on positive things.
If you state self-talk in negative terms, you are still focusing on the negative. If you state self-talk in positive terms, you have a new positive focus that makes you into a positive person. Positive self-talk is about where you are going and not about where you have been. It's about your new life rather than your old life.
If you struggle with addictions, you need to say, "Free at last, thank God Almighty, I'm free at last," rather than saying things like, "I won't drink alcohol or abuse meth any longer." The first statement focuses on freedom, and the second statement focuses on addiction. You want freedom to expand into your life, so make freedom your mental focus.
If you are involved in abusive relationships, you must say, "I will treat my family with love and respect," rather than "I won't abuse my family any longer." The first statement focuses on love and respect, and the second focuses on abuse. You want love and respect to expand into your life, so focus on love and respect.
3. USE THE LANGUAGE OF THE MIND
Say It, See It, and Feel It are the superheroes of the mind. They speak the language of the mind, and if you want to send your mind a message, then you need to use the correct language.
Say it -- You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. To change your world, you must change your words. Your words are the steering wheel for your life, and you must say words that take you where you want to go.
Your mind is listening to what you say all the time, so give your mind a positive message. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and you need to speak words of faith and hope. You must say things like, "I am an unstoppable, consistently positive, endlessly persistent, doer of dreams." "If I really want to be positive, nobody can stop me." "I can change who I am by changing what I say when I talk to my mind."
See it -- Visualization lets you see your future before it acutally happens. Sometimes you look with your eyes, and at other times you look with your mind. Visualization is looking with your mind.
What you look at expands into your life. If you are smart, you will advertise your dreams to yoruself by displaying their pictures where you can constantly see them. The more you look a them, the stronger the dreams become, and the more influence they have on your destiny.
Sometimes it's impossible to create and display a picture of your dreams because an image doesn't exist. That's where visualization comes in. It lets you see things in your mind's eye that you can't see with your physical eyes. Looking wth your mind's eye - visualization - has nearly the same power as looking at an actual photograph. For all practical purposes, your brain doesn't distinguish between an image that you see with your eyes from one that you visualize in your mind.
Feel it -- Feel it is the glue that makes sights and sounds stick in your heart and mind. The power of positive emotion indelibly imprints positive pictures into your heart. When you think positive thoughts, they trickle down into your heart to create positive emotions. When you advertise your dreams to yourself, your heart responds with positive emotions. The more powerful the emotion, the stronger the dreams are embedded in your heart and mind.
4. LINK IT
Create a neuro-association that triggers positive self-talk many times each day.
A neuro-association is a form of instant positive thinking. When you trigger a neuro-association, you instantly create a positive mind.
Put your right hand in your pocket, and say, "An ounce of action is more powerful than a megaton of fear." If you do this enough times, you discover that every time you put your right hand in your pocket, those words instantly pop into your mind. Anytime you feel afraid, you can send fear packing by simply putting your right hand in your pocket. That's how easy it is to make a positive neuro-association.
If you want to increase the effectiveness and power of your positive self-talk, simply create and trigger dozens of positive neuro-associations to instantly push your mind in a positive direction.
5. REPEAT IT
How long should you repeat positive self-talk?
You should repeat it until your mind repeats it back to you. Once it becomes an automatic thought, you have embedded a new way of thinking in your mind. But don't stop there. You are just getting started. Pick another affirmation and embed it into your mind. If you do it again and again, it won't be long before you become a new person with a new life. There's no limit to how good your life can become as long as you continue to put positive things into your mind.
6. OVERWHELM YOUR MIND
A positive mind is not an acident. It's something you do on purpose. The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
You have the power to have a positive mind and a positive life. All you need to do is overwhem your mind with a positive focus every day, all day long. It's just that simple, and just that hard. Positive persistence must become the theme for your life.
Remember, if you want to have a positive mind, nobody can stop you.
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You don't get what you want. You get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. That is why Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." It's what you expect that counts.